Thursday, July 19, 2012

Plate 99

    '          PLATE 99                                                     
All Human Forms identified even Tree Metal Earth & Stone. all
Human Forms identified, living going forth & returning wearied
Into the Planetary lives of Years Months Days & Hours reposing
And then Awaking into his Bosom in the Life of Immortality.

And I heard the Name of their Emanations they are named Jerusalem

                 The End of The Song
                    of Jerusalem
(Erdman 258-9)
Plate 99
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Plate 96 showed the embrace of an old man named Albion with England.
It was said to be  ‘in pity and mercy’.  This Plate between Albion and Jerusalem is made ‘in joy and giving’ (Erdman Illuminated p. 378)

Albion is wearing what is said to be a round traveler’s hat.

The picture is filled with flames, the same flames that “one like a Son of Man” (in Daniel) walked through with the three prophets.

This fire became “Fountains of Living Waters” (from Plate 96).

Although the young person is said to be Jerusalem, the picture is also expressive of the Prodigal Son and his father, united when he “came to himself”. When we ‘come to ourselves’, we leave the world and enter Paradise. 

(Copy E in Works seems to make both people male, which brings up the suggestion that in Eternity all of us are ‘male’.)

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